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  • Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at Illinois hospital

    05/14/2017 2:54:21 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    ABC News.com ^ | May 14, 2017 12:14 AM | AP
    Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate who took two nurses hostage at a hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction's officer guarding him, authorities said. A SWAT team quickly moved in to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva after negotiations broke down with the inmate Saturday afternoon, Kane County Sheriff's Off6ice spokesman Patrick Gengler said. Gengler said one officer shot and killed the inmate, whom he identified as 21-year-old Tywon Salters.
  • Police: Woman held captive in pit, neighbor arrested

    04/26/2017 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jordan Vilines, Jennifer Baker
    BLANCHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A crying woman was found captive in a pit dug in her neighbor's backyard shed early Wednesday, police say. Dennis Dunn, 45, was arrested and charged with her kidnapping. Officers first responded to the Blanchester neighborhood at 1:30 a.m. after a woman reported her daughter, Jennifer Elliott, missing from a Central Avenue home, according to Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt. A neighbor called to report hearing cries from a backyard shed around 4 a.m. The first officer who arrived also heard the cries, which led him to the shed. *****VIDEO ON LINK*****
  • Suggestions: Who should replace Comey and Ryan?

    03/28/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Hostage · 166 replies
    Developing ^ | March 28, 2017 | Unknown
    This is developing! It is more than a rumor as the source is known to me and is credible. I admit I haven't yet validated everything. But I am asking Freepers to help catch any news, social media, credible scuttlebutt on the firing of Comey.
  • Aid Workers with Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Kidnapped in South Sudan

    03/14/2017 2:18:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    Rebels in South Sudan have reportedly abducted eight aid workers with the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse. The group is led by Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham. According to a military official, the kidnappers are demanding food as ransom. ****snip***** "Samaritan's Purse confirms that some of our South Sudanese staff in the Mayendit area of South Sudan have been detained by armed personnel. We have been in contact with them and they have not been harmed." Late last month, South Sudan's government and UN agencies said several counties, including Mayiandit, were facing severe famine. ***snip*** "The famine...
  • Ex-WTOP anchor remembers 1977 terrorist siege in DC (Muslims in March 1977)

    03/10/2017 6:10:34 AM PST · by Az Joe · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | 3-9-17 | Michelle Basch
    WASHINGTON — Forty years ago this week, armed terrorists stormed three D.C. buildings and took nearly 150 people hostage. To commemorate the anniversary of the three-day Hanafi siege, a photo exhibit is currently on display at the Wilson Building. Many of those photos are from the Washington Star archive, and some were never published. WTOP put together a video (above) that includes these photos. Although the siege has largely been forgotten, a former WTOP newsman remembers it well. Jim Bohannon, now a syndicated radio talk show host, was anchoring on WTOP on March 9, 1977, when word came in of trouble...
  • Pirates Kidnap 8 Crew from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria

    02/09/2017 8:38:45 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 16 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Paul Carsten
    Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria, the Russian embassy said on its official Twitter account.
  • Live: Delaware Prison Guards Taken Hostage by Inmates at Smyrna Maximum Security Prison

    02/01/2017 10:22:10 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 2/1/2020 | Fictitious Youtube name: Donald Trump
    9 hours ago "live" footage of prison hostage situation uploaded. I question the timing (Riots in Berkeley?)
  • WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago

    01/04/2017 5:16:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Jan 3, 2017
    WATCH: Man ‘Tied Up & Tortured’ on Facebook Live in Chicago Published 6:40 pm EST, January 4, 2017 Updated 8:11 pm EST, January 4, 2017 7 Comments By Tom Cleary 6.3k
  • America is held hostage by flyover states

    12/14/2016 2:14:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/16 | DUANE TOWNSEND
    **SNIP** A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states. They’re overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, evangelical Christian and working class, well, the loudest, most ill-informed of them are. The term wasn’t commonly used in a political manner until recently with the emergence of the Tea Party and the election of Obama. **SNIP** Since the inception of the term silent majority almost 50 years ago, and all of its iterations since, this block of voters was hardly a majority and never silent. This group...
  • Detailing Torture and Harassment, Former Hostages Fight Back Against Iran

    10/03/2016 9:08:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Oct, 2016 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Another former American hostage held by Iran is suing the Islamic Republic for their wrongful detention and heinous treatment. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, along with his mother Mary and brother Ali, today filed a "civil action for damages caused by hostage taking and torture under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act" against the government of Iran and the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the U.S. District Court in D.C. The monetary demand "for injury and harm caused to the Plaintiffs by acts of terrorism, torture, and hostage taking against Plaintiffs," as stated in the court filing, is "TBA." Summons were issued to...
  • Teaching students hold police chief hostage, demand release of fellow students

    09/29/2016 9:58:24 AM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/2016
    Teaching students in western Mexico's Michoacán state are holding a police chief hostage, demanding the release of arrested fellow students, authorities said Wednesday. On Tuesday afternoon, in the indigenous village of Carapan, teaching students took Chilchota municipality police chief Alfredo Lucio Rios Chávez hostage after he approached them as they were setting fire to three vehicles - a passenger bus, a tractor trailer and a pickup truck - and having a confrontation with security forces. Rios approached the angry students to "try to calm the kids down and they grabbed him as a hostage and took him away," Chilchota Mayor...
  • Cuba upholds jailed American's 15-year sentence

    08/05/2011 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/5/2011 | PETER ORSI
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's highest court upheld a U.S. government subcontractor's 15-year prison sentence for crimes against the state on Friday, ending the legal side of a case that has chilled already-icy relations between Washington and Havana. The ruling means 62-year-old Alan Gross, a Maryland native who has been behind bars for more than a year and a half, has no further judicial recourse to appeal his sentence. It leaves him, his family and U.S. officials hoping instead for a release on humanitarian grounds. Gross, who has been behind bars since his arrest in December 2009, was found guilty in...
  • Cuba and the United States : Honeymoon cancelled

    03/13/2010 12:39:11 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies · 578+ views
    The Economist ^ | Mar 4th 2010
    A familiar mistrust descends. hopes that Mr Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raúl Castro, would end a 50-year freeze in relations between their countries have proved wildly premature. Mr Obama began with some gestures. The latest round of talks took place in late February. They were overshadowed by familiar rows. The American officials demanded the release of Alan Gross, who was working under contract to USAID and was arrested in Havana in December. His family says he was helping Jewish groups in Cuba ... Four days after the talks Orlando Zapata, an imprisoned dissident, died in custody in a Havana...
  • Homa Hoodfar released from Tehran jail, Trudeau confirms

    09/26/2016 8:40:08 AM PDT · by jerod · 2 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Sep 26, 2016 10:17 AM ET
    Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, who has been detained in Tehran's infamous Evin prison since June 6, has been released, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed. Hoodfar, who is 65 and suffers from a rare neurological disease that causes severe muscle weakness, was in hospital at one point before being returned to her cell, according to her family. They said she could barely walk or talk. The Iranian-Canadian anthropology professor was arrested while on a personal and research visit to Iran, her family said. "Canadians are relieved that Dr. Hoodfar has been released from jail and will soon be reunited...
  • American Hostage Had to Buy His Own Plane Ticket After Iran Release

    09/23/2016 5:04:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/23/2016 | Pamela Geller
    The Obama administration — like a crime syndicate — flew wooden pallets stacked with cash to the murdering mullahs of Iran and our hostages had to buy their own tickets home. Obama is evil. Seriously. Where is the press on this? How is this not a frontpage story? The enemedia is aligned with the leftist/Islamic force. Obama saddled us, our children and grandchildren with almost 20 trillion dollars of debt — for what? BLM? Iran? ISIS weapons? And the United States of America leaves tortured American hostages to fend for themselves upon their release from a Hitlerian regime. Iranian president...
  • Iran to charge detained U.S. man with threatening country’s national security

    08/17/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Foreign Desk ^ | 8/17/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Iran is preparing to indict a detained U.S. man, accusing him of acting against the country’s national security interests, a source familiar with the case has told The Foreign Desk. Gholamreza Shahini, 46, known to his friends as Robin, has come under the government's radar for allegedly participating in the Green Revolution of 2009 against the government and collaborating on a TV interview with the US’ State Department-backed Voice of America, according to the indictment set to be unveiled at a Revolutionary Court. Shahini will also face a blasphemy charge for ‘insulting the revered’ on a Facebook page. Shahini kept...
  • Was Trump right? Iran video may show US cash payment

    08/05/2016 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 5, 2016
    Iran might have a video of America's $400 million cash payment to the regime after all -- even though Donald Trump backed off such claims early Friday amid intense criticism. An apparent Iranian TV documentary in February about the prisoner swap in fact shows pallets of cash, which the narrator indicates is the $400 million payment in question. The video was posted to YouTube this week, after new controversy erupted over the payout. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the payment, made in cash, coincided with the release of four Americans, fueling charges that the U.S. paid...
  • Here’s The Iranian Video Of “Hostages for Pallets of Money” CNN and Washington Post Claim…

    08/05/2016 10:37:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | August 5, 2016 | sundance
    Here’s The Iranian Video Of “Hostages for Pallets of Money” CNN and Washington Post Claim Doesn’t Exist… This is a great example of the current state, and competence, of American Journalism. Worse yet, this example shows the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, didn’t even know what’s going on, and Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine also joins the crew of the clueless. CNN and The Washington Post are both making an absurd attack Donald Trump story out of the most simple and easy to prove claim. Donald Trump said there was video (yes, that’s a screen grab of the video above),...
  • Here’s The Iranian Video Of “Hostages for Pallets of Money” CNN & WashPost Claim Doesn’t Exist (tr)

    08/05/2016 8:40:23 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | Sundance
    This is a great example of the current state, and competence, of American Journalism. Worse yet, this example shows the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, didn’t even know what’s going on, and Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine also joins the crew of the clueless. CNN and The Washington Post are both making an absurd attack Donald Trump story out of the most simple and easy to prove claim. Donald Trump said there was video, put out by Iran, showing the United States sending pallets of cash in exchange for U.S. hostages. Trump stated the Iranian’s were using the video to...
  • Iran just learned the asking price for an American hostage

    08/05/2016 6:00:00 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2016 | J. Marsolo
    We just learned that Obama gave Iran $400 million to ransom four Americans. The Democrats and their media went ballistic in accusing Ronald Reagan of trading arms for hostages and wanted to impeach him. With Obama, the mainstream media yawned and returned to attack Trump on the Khan story. Aside from setting a precedent that we will pay at least $100 million for a kidnapped American, which will endanger more Americans, Iran now has another $400 million to fund terrorism, in addition to the $150 billion Obama gave Iran as part of the nuclear deal. There is no question that...